2009–10 Gillingham F.C. season

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Gillingham
2009–10 season
Chairman Paul Scally
Manager Mark Stimson
FA Cup 3rd Round
League Cup 2nd Round
Football League Trophy 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Simeon Jackson (14)
All: Simeon Jackson (17)
Highest home attendance 10,304 vs Charlton Athletic, 24 October 2009
Lowest home attendance 1,752 vs Colchester United, 1 September 2009
Home colours
Away colours

Gillingham return to League One for the 2009–10 season after being promoted from League Two the previous season.

Season review[edit]

Kit[edit]

Vandanel continues as Gillingham's kit designer and KRBS.com stays as their main shirt sponsor.

Events[edit]

  • 9 Sep 2009: Michael Anderson is appointed as director.[1]
  • 19 Nov 2009: Alan Julian is transfer listed.[2]
  • 14 Dec 2009: Simon Royce is injured in car crash and will be out for at least four weeks.[3]

League[edit]

Gillingham began their League One campaign with a 5–0 win over Swindon Town, with Simeon Jackson getting the first League One hat-trick of the season.[4] This was followed by a 4–2 loss against Tranmere Rovers and another two losses followed against Colchester United and Hartlepool United, moving the Gills into the relegation zone.

The Gills were held to a draw at Walsall, they then beat Exeter City and then a win over Millwall. Leeds United thrashed Gillingham 4–1, followed closely by a draw against Norwich City and then another 4–1 loss to Southampton, conceding 9 and scoring only 3 in three games.

They bounced back quickly with a 3–2 win over Wycombe Wanderers. Two loses followed against Brighton & Hove Albion and MK Dons. The Gills then held another side, who was relegated for the Championship, Charlton Athletic, to a draw. Southend United then beat Gillingham 1–0.

The Gills continue their rollercoaster season with a 1–0 win over Oldham Athletic and then a loss to Bristol Rovers. Three days later Simeon Jackson put an early penalty away to beat Yeovil Town. Leyton Orient then beat Gillingham 3–1 and Carlisle United held the Gills to a goalless draws. Promotion chaser Hudderfield Town beat Gillingham 2–1. The nearly postponed game against Stockport County showed three stunning goals from Oli, on loan Brandy and Nutter, the second time the fans cleared out the snow it didn't turn out so well as the Gills lost to Brentford, this was then followed by a scrappy draw against Exeter City.

Gillingham start the new year with a 3–1 loss to Swindon Town, followed by a goalless draw against Colchester United and then another draw against Hartlepool United. Walsall held Gillingham to a third consecutive draw. This undeafeted streak ended with a 4–0 loss to Brentofrd and then a loss to Tranmere Rovers. A draw to Yeovil Town then followed, Bristol Rovers lost to Gillingham 1–0 but Leyton Orient held the Gills to a 1–1 draw. Carlisle United ended Gillingham's three game unbeaten streak with a 2–0 win before quickly bouncing back and beating Huddersfield Town. Stockport County then drew with them, another draw with Charlton Athletic followed. MK Dons drew to Gillingham, to make the Gills third consecutive draw. Fellow relegation battlers Brighton & Hove Albion held Gillingham to a 1–1 draw. Gillingham beat an on form promotion hopefuls Leeds United.

Gillingham's four game unbeaten run was ended by fellow strugglers Oldham Athletic. Oli, Howe and Barcham gave Gillingham a 3–0 over Southend United. But losing the next game to Millwall.

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
18 Leyton Orient 43 12 12 19 50 65 −10 48
19 Gillingham 43 11 14 18 46 58 -12 47
20 Exeter City 41 11 8 21 35 65 −30 41

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
43 11 14 18 46 58  −12 47 11 8 3 33 14  +19 0 6 15 13 44  −31

Last updated: 17 Apr.
Source: [5]

Cups[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

In the first round of the cup the Gills beat Southend United 3–0. Gillingham then beat League Two outfit, Burton Albion to go through to the third round. The Gills travels to Accrington Stanley for the fourth round.[6] The third round game was postponed due to heavy snow in Lancashire, meaning both clubs would be put in the draw for the 4th round.[7] Gillingham were knocked out by Accrington after the third attempt of playing the game.

League Cup[edit]

Gillingham's first opponents in the Cup was Championship outfit Plymouth Argyle. The Gills beat the Pilgrims 2–1 to qualify for the next round. The second round Gillingham lost to Premier League side Blackburn Rovers.

Football League Trophy[edit]

Gillingham beat Colchester United in the first round. Then two weeks after playing Norwich City in the league, the Gills took them of in the FLT and were knocked out by the Canaries.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Simon Royce
2 England DF Barry Fuller (captain)
3 England DF John Nutter
4 England MF Stuart Lewis
5 England DF Simon King
6 England DF Garry Richards
7 Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Maher
8 England MF Mark Bentley (captain (2nd))
9 England MF Chris Palmer
10 Canada FW Simeon Jackson
11 England FW Andy Barcham
14 Northern Ireland MF Adam Miller
15 Ghana FW Chris Dickson (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
16 England DF Josh Gowling
17 England FW Andy Pugh
18 England MF Danny Jackman
No. Position Player
19 England FW Jacob Erskine
21 England FW Dennis Oli
22 England DF Tom Wynter
23 Northern Ireland GK Alan Julian
24 England MF Rashid Yussuff
25 England FW Luis Cumbers
26 England MF Curtis Weston
27 England MF Luke Rooney
28 England MF Jack Payne
29 England FW Rene Howe (on loan from Peterborough United)
30 Barbados FW Mark McCammon
31 Republic of Ireland DF Darren Dennehy (on loan from Cardiff City)
34 England FW James Walker
England FW Tom Murphy

Statistics[edit]

Last Update 3 April 2010

No. Pos Nat Player Total League Two FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Simon Royce 21 0 17 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
2 DF England Barry Fuller 42 0 36 0 3 0 2 0 1 0
3 DF England John Nutter 38 1 32 1 3 0 2 0 1 0
4 MF England Stuart Lewis 25 1 21 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
5 DF England Simon King 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF England Garry Richards 18 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
7 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin Maher 31 0 26 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
8 MF England Mark Bentley 37 2 32 2 3 0 1 0 1 0
9 MF England Chris Palmer 27 1 20 1 3 0 2 0 2 0
10 FW Canada Simeon Jackson 45 17 39 14 3 0 2 2 1 1
11 FW England Andy Barcham 46 8 39 7 3 0 2 1 2 0
12 GK England Simon Locke* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF Northern Ireland Adam Miller 26 4 23 4 0 0 1 0 2 0
15 FW England Scott Vernon* 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 FW Ghana Chris Dickson 7 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 DF England Josh Gowling 34 1 28 1 3 0 2 0 1 0
17 FW England Andy Pugh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF England Danny Jackman 23 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
19 FW England Jacob Erskine 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 DF England Matt Fry* 13 0 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
21 FW England Dennis Oli 36 3 33 3 2 0 1 0 0 0
22 DF England Tom Wynter 9 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
23 GK Northern Ireland Alan Julian 29 0 26 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
24 MF England Rashid Yussuff 9 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 FW England Luis Cumbers 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF England Curtis Weston 43 8 36 6 3 2 2 0 2 0
27 MF England Luke Rooney 15 2 12 2 0 0 1 0 2 0
28 MF England Jack Payne 17 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
29 FW England Febian Brandy* 8 2 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
29 FW England Rene Howe 15 1 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 FW Barbados Mark McCammon 21 0 14 0 3 0 2 0 2 0
31 DF Republic of Ireland Darren Dennehy 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 FW England Tristan Plummer 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 FW England James Walker 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW England Tom Murphy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • *Indicates player left during the season

Captains[edit]

Number Pos Player Starts
(as captain)
2 DF Barry Fuller 40
18 DF Danny Jackman 4
8 MF Mark Bentley 2

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Pos Player YC Red card
16 DF Josh Gowling 9 2
2 DF Barry Fuller 9 0
21 FW Dennis Oli 4 1
26 MF Curtis Weston 8 0
14 MF Adam Miller 6 0
8 MF Mark Bentley 5 0
3 DF John Nutter 5 0
20 DF Matt Fry 4 0
10 FW Simeon Jackson 4 0
11 FW Andy Barcham 3 0
29 FW Rene Howe 3 0
4 MF Stuart Lewis 3 0
7 MF Kevin Maher 2 0
30 FW Mark McCammon 2 0
28 MF Josh Payne 2 0
22 DF Tom Wynter 2 0
29 FW Febian Brandy 1 0
31 DF Darren Dennehy 1 0
15 FW Chris Dickson 1 0
18 DF Danny Jackman 1 0
6 DF Garry Richards 1 0
27 MF Luke Rooney 1 0

Transfers[edit]

Summer transfers in[edit]

Player Club Fee
Jacob Erskine Bromley Free
Josh Gowling Carlisle United Undisclosed
Danny Jackman Northampton Town Undisclosed
Kevin Maher Oldham Athletic Free
Chris Palmer Walsall Free
Rashid Yussuff Charlton Athletic Free

Summer transfers out[edit]

  • * Indicates the player joined club after being released
Player Club Fee
Sean Clohessy Salisbury City* Free
Andrew Crofts Brighton & Hove Albion* Free
Albert Jarrett Barnet Free
Chris Kiely Released
Gary Mulligan Northampton Town Free
Nicky Southall Dover Athletic Free
Tayler Thomas Released

Loans In[edit]

Player Club Arrival Date Return Date
Josh Gowling Carlisle United 20 July 20 August
Matt Fry West Ham United 15 October 20 January
Scott Vernon Colchester United[note 1] 15 October 15 November
Febian Brandy Manchester United 4 November 4 February
Simon Locke Reading 16 December 16 January
Rene Howe Peterborough United 20 January End of Season
Darren Dennehy Cardiff City 21 January 21 February
Tristan Plummer Bristol City 21 January 21 February
Chris Dickson Charlton Athletic 15 February 15 May
Notes
  1. ^ Player returned before return date.

Loan out[edit]

Player Club Arrival Date Return Date
Luis Cumbers AFC Wimbledon 5 November 5 January
Jacob Erskine Bromley 16 October 16 November
Adam Miller Dagenham & Redbridge 10 November 10 January
Tom Wynter Dover Athletic 16 November 16 December
Andy Pugh Welling United 20 November 20 January

Winter Transfers In[edit]

Player Club Fee
James Walker Unattached Free

Fixtures & results[edit]

League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 Aug Swindon Town H 5–0 6,852 Bentley, Jackson(3), Miller
15 Aug Tranmere Rovers A 2–4 5,590 Weston, Barcham
18 Aug Colchester United A 1–2 4,849 Weston
22 Aug Hartlepool United H 0–1 4,696
29 Aug Walsall A 0–0 3,331
5 Sep Exeter City H 3–0 5,107 Jackson(2), Rooney
12 Sep Millwall H 2–0 8,097 Barcham, Weston
19 Sep Leeds United A 1–4 21,026 Barcham
26 Sep Norwich City H 1–1 7,550 Jackson
3 Oct Southampton A 1–4 19,457 Rooney
10 Oct Wycomber Wanderers H 3–2 5,316 Gowling, Weston, Jackson
13 Oct Brighton & Hove Albion A 0–2 5,960
17 Oct Milton Keynes Dons A 0–2 11,764
24 Oct Charlton Athletic H 1–1 10,304 Jackson
30 Oct Southend United A 0–1 7,830
14 Nov Oldham Athletic H 1–0 4,787 Weston
21 Nov Bristol Rovers A 1–2 6,210 Barcham
24 Nov Yeovil Town H 1–0 4,450 Jackson
1 Dec Leyton Orient A 1–3 3,183 Weston
5 Dec Carlisle United H 0–0 7,214
12 Dec Huddersfield Town A 1–2 13,844 Jackson
19 Dec Stockport County H 3–1 4,769 Oli, Brandy, Nutter
26 Dec Brentford H 0–1 7,019
28 Dec Exeter City A 1–1 5,761 Lewis
16 Jan Swindon Town A 1–3 6,773 Palmer
23 Jan Colchester United H 0–0 4,948
26 Jan Hartlepool United A 1–1 2,465 Jackson
30 Jan Walsall H 0–0 4,769
6 Feb Brentford A 0–4 6,036
9 Feb Tranmere Rovers H 0–1 3,840
13 Feb Yeovil Town A 0–0 3,853
20 Feb Bristol Rovers H 1–0 5,302 Jackson
23 Feb Leyton Orient H 1–1 4,753 Dickson
27 Feb Carlisle United A 0–2 4,646
6 Mar Huddersfield Town H 2–0 5,388 Jackson (2)
13 Mar Stockport County A 0–0 3,894
20 Mar Charlton Athletic A 2–2 Barcham, Oli
27 Mar Milton Keynes Dons H 2–2 5,465 Miller, Barcham
3 Apr Oldham Athletic A 0–1 3,486
5 Apr Southend United H 3–0 7,657 Oli, Howe, Barcham
10 Apr Millwall A 0–4 13,714
13 Apr Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–1 7,977 Miller
17 Apr Leeds United H 3–2 9,649 Miller, Bentley, Naylor (OG)

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 Nov One Southend United H 3–0 4,605 Weston, Brandy, Bentley
28 Nov Two Burton Albion H 1–0 4,996 Weston
19 Jan Three Accrington Stanley A 0–1 1,322

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 Aug One Plymouth Argyle H 2–1 3,306 Jackson, Barcham
25 Aug Two Blackburn Rovers H 1–3 7,293 Jackson

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 Sep One Colchester United H 1 – 1 4–3 (pens) 1,752 Jackson
6 Oct Two Norwich City H 0–1 2,814

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Anderson appointed Director". gillinghamfootballclub.com. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Alan Julian Transfers Listed". gillinghamfootballclub.com. 19 November 2009. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Gillingham confirm Simon Royce injured in car crash". BBC Sport. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Gillingham 5–0 Swindon". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.gillinghamfootballclub.com/page/LeagueTable/0,,10416,00.html
  6. ^ "Gills travel to Accrington in round 3". gillinghamfootballclub.com. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Gills FA Cup clash postponed". gillinghamfootballclub.com. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2010.